both the first black presidents of their countries. but president obama would bristle at comparisons. >> reporter: it was interesting. on that africa trip, president obama compared mandela to somebody else, to george washington, as the founder of south africa. and also in the sense that mandela stepped down from power voluntarily, just as george washington stepped down after two terms. mandela stepped down after only one. >> an important example to set. jon karl, thanks very much. >>> let's go to josh and the other top stories. >> we're going to begin with the other big story here in the u.s. major ice storm. and one of the worst in years. people from texas to kentucky are being hit the hardest as several states have, in fact, declared states of emergencies. millions could be left without power. elsewhere, so cold, in fact, in the rockies and in the upper plains, some locations are seeing temperatures of 25 below zero. ginger's forecast coming in just a moment. >>> and some big news about the economy today. the labor department reports that some 203,000 jobs were created last month.
for some observers. absolutely ravishing in a flowing teal gown as she accompanied president obama. another big fashion win for the first lady. also during the star-studded ceremony, country music star garth brooks gave a toast to joel. he'll be with us live. >> i can't wait for it. i had no idea that teal was green. >> it's between blue and green. >> bluish green. >> yeah, bluish green. >> you didn't know? >> green. >> that is green. that is teal. >> i like what you're wearing. this is different for you. like it. like it. >> the holiday feel. >> let's get a closeup. >> let's not. >> sorry. >>> this one's for you, josh. we know how much you love animal cuteness. right? it's making us smile this morning. we have seen dogs and cats bringing on the cold weather with onesies. but as it turn out, horses can wear them, too. look at that. plenty of patterns and colors to choose from for your horse. adding up to a viral sensation perfect for winter. look at that. >> that's a tissue. >> aw. >> a polka dot. look how cute he looks. >> how do you get that on a horse? >> how do you get that on
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